Everton midfielder Tim Cahill is backing former Leeds United star Jermaine Beckford to prove Premier League class.

Cahill believes it is only a matter of time before he hits top form.

Cahill said: "There's no shadow of a doubt about Beckford's ability. He's scored the goals and you can see in training what he can produce and what a great player he is.

"It's only a matter of time. You need consistent game time and that's all it is. He's got everything and I think we're very lucky to have a player of his calibre because his speed and his finishing is pretty impressive."

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